Last night, Toronto welcomed Petit Biscuit (PB) for his second time performing in the city and he seemed very excited to be in front of his Canadian fans. The concertgoers were all in a chill vibe but also filled with eagerness: they were there for the full Petit Biscuit experience.
The floor was full by the time PB took the stage. The ticket holders in the balcony section were all on their feet as the show started, some sneaking to the edge of the balcony to snap some pics and videos to share with their friends online.
The stage set up was simple with his drum and other pad controllers, as well as his guitar arranged around him on stage. I think it was interesting that he set up one of his controllers facing the audience. It allowed the audience to be in the moment with him and experience the origin of the sound in each moment. Although it must have been more challenging to play the controller upside down.
The visuals which featured calm colours and landscapes were projected at the back of the stage, adding to the ambiance, while the light set up looked like it was beaming PB up to another dimension.
He started the show off with the first song on his new album, “Creation comes alive”, which was a great introduction to the set. He then threw in a remix of Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” into the songs to help the Toronto crowd feel right at home and solidified the spirit of EDM in the room. Most of the songs he performed were from his new album Presence but he featured some of his earlier work in the mix as well.
All of the songs were well received but among the most well-known/popular from the new album were “Wake up”, “Waterfall”, “Beam”, and “Oceans”. A great surprise was PB playing two edits of his famous track “Sunset Lover” during the set. It was great to see the live guitar incorporated in the set especially for this track. Just when we thought the highlight track was done, we got to enjoy it again a few songs later.
Overall, the Toronto crowd was quite pleased with the performance as they watched, clapped and danced along in an almost dreamy state. While waiting for coat check, viewers with smiles on their faces discussed how great the vibes were in the room and how they have all become true Petit Biscuit fans by the end of the night.
Montreal fans you are next on the Presence tour this Friday January 19th at IGLOOFEST. If you are a fan of Petit Biscuit and/or dreamy soundscapes in general, don’t miss it!